Saturday Morning Community Meditation, Teaching, & Coffee Social at Saint Mark’s Cathedral Bloedel Hall
Saturday, 9:30 am – 11:30, Saint Mark’s Cathedral Bloedel Hall, 1245 10th Ave E, Seattle (enter through the back of the cathedral)
Come join us for a morning of meditation, teaching, and spiritual conversation over coffee! Each Saturday from 9:30 am – 11:30 am, local practitioners gather together in the Saint Mark’s Cathedral Bloedel Hall at 1245 10th Ave E. (enter through the back of the cathedral) for a community meditation, teaching, and coffee social. Gatherings begin with a guided sit from 9:30 – 10 am designed to accommodate and empower a wide variety of practices, from Buddhist meditation to centering prayer. The morning continues with a Dhamma teaching and Q&A from 10 – 11 followed by a chance, for those who want, to discuss life and practice over coffee from 11 – 11:30 am. If they wish, visitors may also bring a small food offering for the monastic meal. In the spirit of Dhamma, all teachings are offered completely free of charge, with nothing expected in return. For directions and information on what to bring, see below. Welcome!
Note that, due to King County’s indoor vaccine mandate, all attendees should bring proof of vaccination or the results of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours. Additionally, those present should wear masks and are encouraged to socially distance. Thank you for helping us protect one another.
What to Bring
- A sitting cushion or pillow
- A mask
- Your love of community and practice!
The group gathers in Saint Mark’s Cathedral Bloedel Hall, at 1245 10th Ave. E. on Capitol Hill (enter through the back of the cathedral). Once every month, the community meets inside of the cathedral sanctuary.
We encourage the use of public transportation when convenient, and the Seattle bus #49 stops at the corner of 10th Ave. and E Galer, just north of the meeting place. Those driving may enter the campus at the north between the cathedral and the St. Nicholas Building – the location for Gage Academy of Art and the Seattle Amistad School. They may then drive all the way around the cathedral to the upper parking lot on its south side.
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After finishing college in 2012, “Tahn” Nisabho left his native Washington to go forth as a Buddhist monk in Thailand. He received full ordination the following spring under Ajahn Anan, a senior disciple of renowned meditation master, Ajahn Chah, and spent the following years training in forest monasteries throughout Thailand, Australia, and the US. While staying with some of the lineage’s most respected teachers, he grew to believe the Thai Forest Tradition’s balance of communal life with solitary forest dwelling, careful adherence to the monastic precepts, and focus on meditation represented a faithful embodiment of the original Buddhist path. Moreover, his time with contemporary masters such as Ajahn Anan, Ajahn Pasanno, and Ajahn Jayasaro, convinced him that such a path could yield great fruit in the heart even amidst the complexities of modern life.
In 2020, after nearly eight years in robes, Tahn Nisabho returned to the Northwest hoping to help establish a refuge of Dhamma and practice near Seattle.